Winter Activities

The season of unlimited experiences & magic in Banff National Park

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So Much to Ski & Do!

Discover your perfect winter vacation with our top picks of the best local experiences, activities and attractions in Banff and Lake Louise.

If you need recommendations, have any questions or would like to book any of these exceptional activities, call our friendly Banff-based reservations team at 1-844-754-2443.

On-Mountain Experiences
Much more than a downhill dream

On-Mountain Experiences

Legendary for its fantastic downhill skiing and boarding amid vast terrain, the three resorts of Banff Sunshine, Lake Louise and Mt Norquay offer an inspiring range of snowsport opportunities – from Guided Adventures, Lessons and Private Guiding to snowshoeing, tubing and sightseeing. There’s plenty to keep you entertained during your day on the slopes.

Outdoor Activities
Embrace the outside

Outdoor Activities

There are many ways to elevate a winter experience with some added adrenalin. Stoke up your adventure with some outdoor experiences that will leave you wanting more. Banff and Lake Louise offer an inspiring range of outdoor experiences – everything from ice walks, dog sledding and snowshoeing to cross country skiing and skating. 

Soft Adventures
Winter magic in Banff National Park

Soft Adventures

Banff National Park turns into a magical playground each winter. The sparkling white peaks of the Canadian Rockies contrast starkly against our brilliant blue skies. From interpretive tours to gondola rides, Banff and Lake Louise offer a wealth of winter experiences.

Culinary
Find your taste for adventure

Culinary

The food scene in Banff and Lake Louise is vibrant and diverse. From modern restaurants in the downtown core to elegant dining rooms in grand hotels or apres patios and late night dance halls we have something for everyone. Explore a selection of stories from Banff and Lake Louise’s food scene, including locals’ recommendations, specialty events and must-do food experiences.

Some like first chair, others prefer last call; either way, Banff’s got you covered. 

Wellness
Wellness is in our nature

Wellness

Just being in Banff National Park can bring balance to your life. Connecting to nature. Connecting to friends and family who share this experience with you. Connecting with your core. The mountain peaks, the quiet snowfall, the exhilaration of crisp fresh air. This is a place where you can rediscover your soul.

Arts & Culture
Discover the mountain mystique

Arts & Culture

Banff National Park boasts a rich history of artists, athletes, festivals and special events dedicated to capturing the natural wonders and cultural essence of the region. For a glimpse into the characters, culture, and history of the area, drop by the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies. Visit the world-renowned Banff Centre for performances and exhibitions. Or experience one of the many festivals happening throughout the winter. 

Shopping
Everybody's favourite sport

Shopping

Stroll historic Banff Avenue or nearby Bear Street in search of that perfect souvenir in one of countless gift shops, chocolate and candy stores. Seek out beautifully handcrafted jewelry and one-of-a-kind Native art. Gear up at locally-owned and international sporting goods stores in both Banff and Lake Louise. Even find the finest in mountain culture fashion at boutiques and leading apparel and department stores.

SkiBig3 Adventure Hub

Rent your skis and snowboards to ride the most legendary terrain on our SkiBig3 resorts; Banff Sunshine Village, Mt. Norquay and Lake Louise Ski Resort. Need more than just skis and snowboards? we also rent out winter jackets, snow-pants, boots and helmets so you can save room in your luggage for our new resort logo merch!

To learn more about the resorts, rental skis & snowboards, or booking your ski tickets, stop by the SkiBig3 Adventure Hub at our Banff or Canmore locations.

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